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Title: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on January 05, 2017, 02:54:25 pm
Here are three arrows I will be testing bows with. The fletchings are 4" long. Self knocks. I will put broadheads on for practice only if I would get better flight. As far as practice does it make a diffance between field points and broadheads or do you normally get the same distance?  Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on January 05, 2017, 02:56:01 pm
Forgot pics!
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on January 05, 2017, 03:06:04 pm
Best I can tell at this time the arrows I have been practicing with have been 5" shield cut and they fall short by 12-15 yds compared to the 4" parabolic fletchings . Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Marc St Louis on January 05, 2017, 03:14:21 pm
One thing Arvin is that the fletching should be fairly straight, no helical, for maximum distance.  I hardly ever put any helical on any of my arrows anymore even my hunting arrows.  There will be a difference in distance between broadhead and target points
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on January 05, 2017, 03:36:48 pm
Thanks Mark . My weights are a little off but I can adjust that with the broad heads. I will just go ahead on put the broadheads on them . So am I going to lose distance with the broadheads ? Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: jayman448 on January 05, 2017, 06:37:33 pm
i always go helical when i can. i figure the stability outweighs the minute loss of speed. they seem to fly straighter too
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: jayman448 on January 05, 2017, 06:39:23 pm
One thing Arvin is that the fletching should be fairly straight, no helical, for maximum distance.  I hardly ever put any helical on any of my arrows anymore even my hunting arrows.  There will be a difference in distance between broadhead and target points

if two heads are of the same weight why would there be a difference just because of the blades?
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on February 19, 2017, 03:30:04 pm
More metal surface to air friction I suppose . Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: avcase on February 23, 2017, 05:53:29 pm
The blades at the front of the arrow act like additional fletches at the front/wrong end of the arrow. This tends to destabilizes the arrow, forcing the rear fletches to work harder to keep the arrow flying true. The net effect is more arrow drag and shorter distance.

Alan
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on February 24, 2017, 02:12:45 pm
Makes since to me. Is there a certain direction to line the broadhead up with the fletch to reduce  the drag at all. Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Badger on February 24, 2017, 03:38:24 pm
 Arvin, the blades need to be 90 degrees to your nock. Your cockfeather will be opposite your nock so it kind of eliminates the variables.
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on July 03, 2017, 02:55:22 pm
Hey got my points ground out with grinder. They vary from 99-150 grains. I have 1@29"to back of point 500 grains. One at 28" 500 grains. I have one at 27" to back of point 500grains. I have two at 29" back of point 450 grains. I have two at 28" back of point 450 grains. I have two at 27" to back of point 450 grains.  Glue on points would have been a lot less time consuming! Steel is steel. But ok I'm in. :). Now I have to check to see how far they go. Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: mikekeswick on July 03, 2017, 11:28:57 pm
Cool, let us know the results. What bow are you using?
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on July 04, 2017, 12:59:45 am
I've got 5 Osage bows that are breaking 205 yds here in central Tx. What is the temperatures in the flats during shoot times? At what temperatures will you get the most lift  or better flight.  Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: BowEd on July 04, 2017, 07:41:10 am
Good investigation Arvin... (-P
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on July 04, 2017, 08:34:44 pm
So does this mean I'm  )F(? ;D I guess I am. So no takers? Oh well I guess goggle.
Arvin
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Badger on July 04, 2017, 09:55:54 pm
  Arvin, the temps are usually in to mid 80's. I can't say I notice any difference with broadhead flight based on temp. You will likely get more distance at the higher altitude though.
Title: Re: Arrows legal or not?
Post by: Selfbowman on July 05, 2017, 07:54:58 pm
Ok show up hold your beer and watch what you pros do! I like those temps it was close to 100 here today. Arvin